A healthy lifestyle is a long-term commitment which requires a lot of determination but has amazing results. It doesn’t mean sacrificing all your favorite foods or staying at the gym the whole day. It just means making various changes in your daily life which will guarantee a long and healthy life while you enjoy. It’s never too late to change your lifestyle and I will help you start your new goal with these tips.
Eat a healthy breakfast
The most important part of having a healthy lifestyle is to start your day with a heavy yet nutritional meal. It should contain components of the whole pyramid. Breakfast is important to gain sufficient energy for the whole day along with maintaining your weight and improving concentration. A healthy breakfast can consist of nuts, yogurt, milk, bananas, eggs and whole-wheat bread.
Have six meals every day
This is extremely important to maintain your weight and reduce fat accumulation. Eating meals every 2-3 hours will signal your body to burn off the calories from the previous meal and it won’t store it. Always have a proper meal planned for every hour and take it along. It will help you avoid fast foods.
Not only will it help burn off the excess fat and reduce your BMI, it will improve blood circulation. It will help in transferring the important nutrients to your body as well as improving brain function. It can reduce the risk of heart diseases, will boost your energy and ensures a proper night sleep.
Cut out sugar
Avoid unprocessed foods, flour, white carbohydrates and sweetened beverages from your diet. Sugar results in obesity, unhealthy belly fat, skin problems as well as helping you avoid the risk of diabetes. Carbohydrates are important but pasta and bread are just refined sugar with no nutritional value
Get adequate sleep
7-8 hours of sleep is essential for a healthy body since it relaxes your body and helps rejuvenate your energy. Lack of sleep can therefore cause concentration problems and headaches along with decreased performance.
Eat fruits and vegetables
They are a very important part of a healthy lifestyle as they provide all the beneficial nutrients your body requires to stay fit. It has been linked to protecting your body from chronic diseases and contain anti-oxidants hence they should be a part of every meal.
An easy way to incorporate your daily vegetables requirement is by making a smoothie. Check out my recipe for a quick, easy and yummy Green Spinach smoothie.
Get your required nutrients
This includes Vitamins A, B, C and D, minerals such as iron, calcium, proteins from beans, nuts, meat, folic acid, fiber. Take supplements along with a balanced meal consisting of leafy greens, fruits, white meat etc.
Take care of your hygiene
A good hygiene is important for your physical and mental well-being. Shower at least once daily and use deodorants and antiperspirants for smelly odor and smell. Brush your teeth after every meal and use a mouthwash to ensure good oral hygiene.
Drink plenty of water.
It will keep to clear your skin, remove toxins, maintain weight as well as aiding in blood circulation which will result in better body functions.